The LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution aims to inspire a new generation of lawyers to rethink traditional approaches to conflict and conflict resolution. Grounded in dispute resolution theory, this Master of Law programme combines solid theoretical grounding, broad interdisciplinary training and opportunities for individual study and skills development.
School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary
The School of International Arbitration (SIA) at Queen Mary aims to actively participate in the academic discussion on arbitration. The SIA is a research-lead institution that focuses on the study of the particular problems arising in arbitration, and contributes to the development of arbitration theory. It also aims to teach and train a future generation of lawyers that want to be involved in international arbitration. Frequently, lawyers that practice international arbitration, whether as counsel or as arbitrators, have a limited knowledge of the complex theoretical problems of this specialist subject. The School takes a comparative and practice-oriented approach to the teaching of arbitration so that the students obtain a deep understanding of the special characteristics and needs of international arbitration.
LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution
Professional Exemptions QLLM006 - Alternative Dispute Resolution- Students who successfully complete this module will be exempt from the Introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolution with CIArb and can therefore apply to become an Associate of CIArb.
QLLM043 - International and Comparative Commercial Arbitration- Students who successfully complete this module will be exempt from Module 2: Law of Arbitration. Practicing lawyers may be exempt from Module 1 also meaning that they can apply to become a Member of CIArb.
QLLM052 - International Construction Contracts and Arbitration- Students who successfully complete this module will be exempt from Module 2: Law of Arbitration AND Module 2: Law of Adjudication. Practicing lawyers may be exempt from Module 1 also meaning that they can apply to become a Member of CIArb.
International Arbitration Award Writing Exam - LLM students who successfully complete the International Arbitration Award Writing Exam will be exempt from Module 3: Practice Procedure Drafting and Deciding AND Module 4: Award Writing (International). LLM students who successfully complete module QLLM043 OR QLLM052 and the International Arbitration Award Writing Exam and who are practicing lawyers may be exempt from Module 1 also meaning that they can apply to become a Fellow of CIArb (Peer Interview may be required).
To specialise in this area, you must select 90 credits of modules from this list and do your compulsory dissertation in the same field of law (45 credits). The additional 45 credits of taught modules can be in this area or can be unrelated and therefore selected from the full list of LLM available modules.
All modules are 45 credits unless otherwise stated below.
Note: Not all of the modules listed will be available in any one year. Any modules not available in the forthcoming academic session will be marked as soon as this information is confirmed by teaching academics.
QLLM006 Alternative Dispute Resolution ◦ QLLM009 Commercial Law Written and Oral Advocacy ◦ QLLM043 International and Comparative Commercial Arbitration ◦ QLLM050 International Commercial Law ◦ QLLM051 International Commercial Litigation - Commercial Conflict of Laws ◦ QLLM052 International Construction Contracts and Arbitration ◦ QLLM054 International Economic Law ◦ QLLM064 International Trade and Investment Dispute Settlement ◦ QLLM121 International Trade and Intellectual Property Law ◦ QLLM134 Regulation of International Trade ◦ QLLM146 Energy Regulation and Policy (22.5 credits) ◦ QLLM150 Strategic Decision Making for Lawyers (22.5 credits Sem 1) ◦ QLLM151 Negotiation Theory and Practice (22.5 credits Semester 2) ◦ QLLM153 International Arbitration and Energy (22.5 credits Semester 2) ◦ QLLM186 International Investment Law and Policy ◦ QLLM187 International Investment Law (22.5 credits Semester 1) ◦ QLLM188 Regulation of International Investment and Public Policy (22.5 credits Semester 2) QLLM301 Maritime Arbitration (22.5) New for 2015 QLLM314 Transnational Law and Governance (22.5 credits Sem 1) New for 2015 QLLM315 Transnational Law and Governance in Practice (22.5 credits Sem 2) New for 2015